Stuffed Eight-Jewel Mushrooms

Baht Bo Yung Dung Gu

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eileen Yin-fei Lo's New Cantonese Cooking

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1988

  • About

The name of this Hakka preparation, Eight-Jewel, refers to the many tastes included in it. But the words baht bo also mean “eight sons,” which to the Hakka is an important message indeed, for sons carry the family name and take over family businesses. The Hakka do not have a dish called Eight Daughters. I wonder why?


  • ¾-pound fresh pork butt


  1. Grind the pork, then mix with the ingredients for the pork filling. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Place the mushrooms in a heatproof dish. Add the salt, sugar, and soy sauce and toss with the mushrooms.
  3. On top of the mushrooms place the scallions, chicken fat, and ginger. In a steamer, steam them for 30 minutes, then set